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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: May 4, 2008 4:06am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Format Question

I use this as a way of converting DVDs to Avi files.

http://www.rita.lt/guides/AutoGK_DVDtoAVI.htm

I looks confusing but if you make it thru the first time its quite easy the next time.

LUM

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Poster: HaarFager872 Date: May 5, 2008 1:25am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Thank You

Thank you, Lum Edwards! Your method was quite detailed and it will indeed be even easier the second time! I'm going to upload the fruits of my first-ever DVD rip. I believe it was Robin who said this show was PD, so I will upload this only episode I have of it. (So far....) I'm pretty sure it was originally called "Steve Randall," but it was apparently also known as "Hollywood Offbeat," by which this episode is named. So, that's what I'll upload it under.

It was a filmed series, there were only 13 episodes made, with the first ones running on DuMont, then the final ones on CBS, after it had picked up the show. This is the last episode, entitled "The Trial." The series was about a lawyer who got disbarred and became a detective to find the real criminal who had framed him. Starring Melvyn Douglas, it was shown from late-1952 through 1953. It's not the greatest copy, but it does include some original commercials.

The reason I have a fascination with this program was because I wrote a series of detective novels in the 1990's and the name of my main character was "Steve Randall." At the time, I had no idea there was a television show with the same name. I have been searching for a long time for episodes of this series and this is the first one I've come across. So, this means a lot to me to finally be able to see it and then share it here for others to see. Is a shameless plug for my latest novel appropriate to mention here? If so, and if anybody's curious, I'll mention it. Thanks again, Lum, for the great information!

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Poster: Robin_1990 Date: May 5, 2008 2:27am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Thank You

Hi! I can't wait to see it. I checked under both titles again and it is indeed public domain.

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Poster: HaarFager872 Date: May 5, 2008 1:08pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Thank You

And here is the page for this item:

http://www.archive.org/details/Steve_Randall_13

I guess I need to alert whoever is in charge of these things, that it needs to be moved over. I guess it automatically derives itself?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffLum Edwards Date: May 5, 2008 6:19pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Thank You

Glad it worked for you. Its a lot of setup but once it is setup its an AVI factory. About 4 clicks is all it takes. The method I used before had several different steps, this handles all of them and spits out a very nice encode.

LUM

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